November 2014

FlagsMarketing and communications managers have a vital role to play now that investment institutions are contending with aggressive competition, increased regulation and volatility. As well as enabling the company to succeed in new markets, they must protect and maintain its brand and reputation. Strong investment capabilities are only part of the story: top-quality distribution to investors is also essential.  

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Glow-sticksQuant managers could take their data capabilities to become leaders in ESG, even wielding voting power, says Asha Mehta of Acadian Asset Management.

Businessmen at airportWith data forming a greater part of a fund administrator's service, the relationship they have with their data vendors will be of increasing importance to their clients, discovers Nicholas Pratt.

Sagrada-FamiliaReal estate funds find they are still walking through a building site when it comes to the AIFMD environment, finds Alix Robertson.

Hong KongWe profile the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of one product a year after it hit the market.

Man in-tunnelAs factor-based investing gains ground, the Edhec-Risk Institute says investors need to be wary of influences, such as data mining, that can thwart efficacy of a factor.

Annabel Brodie SmithAfter a strong quarter one and quarter two, it seems that lingering worries such as Ebola, lower global growth forecasts issued by the International Monetary Fund and geo-political threats may finally be starting to creep into markets. 

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